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Great Storm at Nymans, Handcross
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Great Storm at Nymans, Handcross

The ruins of Nymans house, including the Great Hall seen here, were undamaged by the Great Storm, but the trees suffered tremendously.
Beyond the root ball towards the left can be seen some branches from the large Chilean Pine, also known as the Monkey Puzzle tree, which has enhanced the view of the Great Hall for over 100 years.
It was reported as being the tallest Monkey Puzzle tree in the country. Now it’s the longest!
The Large Version shows a photograph taken from the Mid Sussex Times publication and gives an indication of the enormous amount of work that had to be done to tidy up the 486 trees which Nymans lost in a period of just three hours on a night in October 1987.

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Picture added on 06 May 2014 at 09:15
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